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Avignonesi Desiderio Cortona 2008

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Wine Tasting NotesIntense, ruby red in color, its bouquet is delicate and persistent, with a slight scent of wild fruits; the taste is fullbodied, harmonious and round.

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Avignonesi Wineries:
Avignonesi consists of four wine-producing estates: Le Capezzine, I Poggetti, La Selva and La Lombarda. In total they comprise 225 hectares of open ground, 109 ha of vineyards and 3 ha of olive groves. Fattoria "Le Capezzine" (altitude m 300) Only a few kilometres from Montepulciano, close to the village of Valiano, stands the old farm estate Le Capezzine. It is the heart of the co... Read more
Avignonesi consists of four wine-producing estates: Le Capezzine, I Poggetti, La Selva and La Lombarda. In total they comprise 225 hectares of open ground, 109 ha of vineyards and 3 ha of olive groves. Fattoria "Le Capezzine" (altitude m 300) Only a few kilometres from Montepulciano, close to the village of Valiano, stands the old farm estate Le Capezzine. It is the heart of the company and it has been impeccably restored. It contains spacious cellars for vinification, cellars for ageing and storing, the vinsantaia, the frantoio (the olive oil mill), warehouses and offices. The estate comprises 19 hectares, of which 7 hectares of vineyards divided as follows: 6 (Prugnolo Gentile) of albarello vines in the "settonce" pattern; 1 dedicated to density experimentation ranging from 2,000 to 8,500 vines per hectare with six different rootstocks; finally 0,4 hectares are dedicated to growing ancient varieties indigenous to Montepulciano and the surrounding area. Estate "I Poggetti" (altitude m 290) This estate is composed of two farms, all located within the boundary of Montepulciano, on the Argiano hills, where Avignonesi’s Vino Nobile has always been produced. The total land area is 68 hectares, 30 of which are used to cultivate Prugnolo Gentile, Mammolo and Canaiolo. Two hectares are planted with the Correggiolo variety of olives which are used to produce the green and aromatic extravirgin olive oil typical of Montepulciano. Estate "La Selva" (altitude m 300) La Selva is situated at Cignano, on the hills of the Chiuso di Cortona and consists of 4 farms - La Selva, Val di Capraia, Paggino and Pian dell’Oca, four superior locations dedicated to the cultivation of classical vine varieties. It covers a total area of 96 hectares, 51 of which are vineyards and 1 olive groves. Here are grown the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. Estate "La Lombarda" (altitude m 300) This is a 42-hectare farm located close to Le Capezzine and within the uncontaminated countryside of the Chiuso della Valdichiana hills. The soil here is particularly well suited to vine growing. At the moment there are 20 hectares of new vineyards at high density, dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Nero and Merlot. Read less

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Snooth User: martins2002
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4.00 5
01/05/2018

Four glasses


4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/08/2008

Very dark purple, edging on black in the glass. Aromatically explosive, berries, vanilla, cedar, cassis and chocolate. Completely full bodied and luscious, tremendous mouth feel, supple, silky tannins, fruity all the way down with a super long satisfying finish. Great QPR. 93 Points


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Vintage: 2004 07/22/2008

Very dark purple, edging on black in the glass. Aromatically explosive, berries, vanilla, cedar, cassis and chocolate. Completely full bodied and luscious, tremendous mouth feel, supple, silky tannins, fruity all the way down with a super long satisfying finish. Great QPR.


Snooth User: nventure
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2000 04/04/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: Gabrio
3308634
5.00 5
Vintage: 1993 10/21/2007

Full and dirty, filled with herbal and leather flavors. Still youthful potential to develop at least until 2015.


External Reviews for Avignonesi Desiderio Cortona

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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesIntense, ruby red in color, its bouquet is delicate and persistent, with a slight scent of wild fruits; the taste is fullbodied, harmonious and round.


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Vintage: 1999 04/16/2009

Ein Bouquet von aussergewöhnlichem Nuancenreichtum und besonderer Dichte zeichnet den Desiderio aus. In der Nase entfalten sich vielfältige Noten: Tabak, Vanille, Röstaromen, reife Früchte, Gewürznoten. Im Gaumen überwiegen Komplexität und Gehalt. Der Sinneseindruck im Finale ist anhaltend, vielschichtig und ausgewogen. Ein herrlich strukturierter Rotwein aus der Toskana mit einem ausgezeichneten Alterungspotential.


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Vintage: 1997 02/06/2009

A Merlot wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Avignonesi Cortona Toro Desiderio 750ml



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